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[audio]Labor Express For 3-28-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 3-28-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Most of today’s episode of Labor Express Radio will be devoted to a discussion with Mark Brenner of Labor Notes about the nationwide, coordinated attack by Republicans on workers rights at the state level and the resulting Great Labor Uprising of 2011. We will discuss the breadth of the attack across the country as well as the prospects that the fight back will be a real turning point for the Labor Movement in the United Stat...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 84
[audio]Labor Express For 3-1-10
This is the full 3-1-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. This Wednesday, March 3rd, Chicago Jobs With Justice will be holding a public event their calling Durbin’s Diner at noon in Federal Plaza. The action, modeled on a Great Depression era soup line, will be used to highlight the continuing economic crisis and high unemployment and its impact on working people. Will hear from Susan Hurley, Executive Director of Chicago Jobs with Justice in a little bit about this action which is a...
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[audio]Labor Express For 1-18-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 1-18-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Part 2 of a 2 part look at the labor news of 2009 and Labor Express Radio's coverage of it. In this part we cover... The fight to protect public education in Chicago and the rise of CORE (Caucus of Rank and File Educators). The struggle against the coup in Honduras. The new democracy movement in Iran. The AFL-CIO convention and the change in leadership of the federation...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
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[audio]Labor Express For 3-14-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 3-14-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. The great labor uprising in Wisconsin continues even after Governor Walker took what many are calling illegal measures to push through his anti-union law. And the labor rebellion continues to spread to other states. We will bring you audio from Indianapolis and Madison were major labor protests were held last week. We’ll also hear from those who argue it is time for a general strike in Wisconsin...
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Downloads: 25
[audio]Labor Express For 4-25-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 4-25-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. May Day 2011 is less than a week away. This year is the 125th anniversary of the events of 1886 which gave birth to the international holiday. And there are a whole variety of events planned in Chicago to mark the anniversary. Most of today’s program will focus on a discussion of some of those upcoming events. This week has also been declared a week of action around the Jimmy John’s organizing campaign of the IWW...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 120
[audio]Labor Express For 8-9-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 8-9-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this weeks episode of Labor Express Radio we make good on a promise we made weeks ago. In June, I announced that Labor Express would devote time to looking at the issue of pensions and retirement security in the coming months, and today we finally make good on that claim. Will hear from Karen Friedman, Executive Vice President and Policy Director for the Pension Rights Center, about the attack on defined pension benefit plans...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 22
[audio]Labor Express For 10-25-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 10-25-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Today’s episode of Labor Express could be called class struggles in France. Around the globe, the ruling class is utilizing the current economic crisis to erode gains made by the working class over a century of struggle. But in at least one place, the workers are fighting back on a grand scale. French workers are legendary for their militancy and the French are living up to their reputation with nearly two months of rolling ...
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[audio]Labor Express For 2-14-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 2-14-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s program we focus on Chicago municipal elections which are just over a week away. These elections could have a huge impact on working people’s lives in this city, so we are devoting today’s and next week's program to this topic. We have focused our election coverage up till now on the statements made by Mayoral candidates at a number of candidates forums held around the city...
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[audio]Labor Express For 4-5-10
This is the full 4-5-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this week’s episode of Labor Express we’ll hear from the Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, about revitalized efforts by the U.S. Department of Labor to crack down on the epidemic of wage theft which afflicts millions of workers around the country every year. From Ieri of the Immigrant Youth Justice League (IYJL) will receive a report back from the massive immigrants rights march held in Washington D.C...
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[audio]Labor Express For 8-23-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 8-23-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this week’s episode of Labor Express Radio we’ll hear about a strike currently underway in Franklin Park, a Suburb near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Many of the workers at Ex-Cell Metal Products have worked their more than 20 years and yet the still make barely above minimum wage. Now management wants the workers to pay much higher rate for their health insurance...
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Downloads: 87
[audio]Labor Express For 7-12-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 7-12-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this weeks episode of Labor Express Radio we report on a rare victory for hotel workers in Chicago in the form of a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling. Last week an administrative law judge with the NLRB, found that the Blackstone Hotel in downtown Chicago, had illegal fired 14 workers while in the midst of prolonged negotiations over a first contract...
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[audio]Labor Express For 12-14-09 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 12-14-09 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Well the Holiday season is upon us, and whatever your belief system may be, chances are you are celebrating the holidays in some fashion and are buying gifts for family and friends. Here at Labor Express Radio we have some suggestions for gifts that will inject some class consciousness into your holiday. On today’s and next week’s program will be focusing on recently published books about labor struggles and working class ...
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[audio]Labor Express For 1-25-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 1-25-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Audio from a rally and march held in downtown Chicago by Public Workers United, a new coalition of public sector workers and their community allies. They held a march on MLK day looking specifically at the state of public transit in Chicago. Later in the program will here about a call for a boycott of Bissel products issued by a coalition of churches in the Joliet area...
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[audio]Labor Express For 12-7-09 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 12-7-09 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Sunday Nov. 29th was election day in Honduras. Those who continue to oppose the military coup in power in Honduras since last July consider the elections fraudulent as the elections were organized by the coup regime, without restoration of the democratically elected president. They argue that the elections were held with in an atmosphere of sever repression and good number of the opposition candidates had withdrawn from the ele...
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[audio]Labor Express For 12-21-09
This is the full 12-21-09 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. C.J. Hawking is a United Methodist pastor and the executive director of Arise Chicago a faith based worker justice organization. Steven Ashby is an associate clinical professor in the Chicago Labor Education Program in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois. Both were activists with the Chicago Staley Workers Solidarity Committee back in the early 1990’s...
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[audio]Labor Express For 11-8-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 11-8-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio we will talk about next weekend's Midwest WobFest 2010. The annual WobFest is a gathering, forum and celebration organized by Midwest locals of the IWW, especially from Chicago and the Twin Cities of Minnesota. This year's WobFest will focus on the themes of workers occupations, takeovers and workers self-management, here and abroad...
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[audio]Labor Express For 7-5-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 7-5-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s program we take a look at an issue that I am embarrassed to say we have sorely neglected over the past few months. The explosion in April on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Exploration vessel in the Gulf of Mexico and the subsequent on-going oil spill is the most extreme environmental catastrophe involving the oil industry in our nation’s history...
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[audio]Labor Express For 5-17-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 5-17-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s program we hear voices from a memorial vigil held at the Haymarket monument in Downtown Chicago last Saturday to honor the memory of Farzad Kamangar who was executed by the Iranian government on May 9th. Farzad Kamangar was an Iranian Kurd, a teacher, a human rights activist and a member of the Teachers' Union of Kurdistan...
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[audio]Labor Express For 9-20-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 9-20-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. The back to school edition of Labor Express Radio. First we'll hear about the Siege of La Casita. For most of the past week, parents of children at the Whittier school in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood and their community allies, have occupied a field house on the school’s grounds day and night. CPS plans to demolish the building which is used currently used as an activity center for the school’s children...
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[audio]Labor Express For 9-13-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 9-13-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. This Monday’s episode of Labor Express Radio is a “don’t miss” episode. The entire program will be devoted to my Labor Day weekend visit with the locked out Steelworkers in Metropolis, Illinois, a small blue collar town in the Southernmost corner of the state. Metropolis maybe know as the home of Superman, but the danger to the residents of Metropolis isn’t kryptonite, it is the toxic substances handled at the Honeywe...
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[audio]Labor Express For 3-8-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 3-8-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. In honor of International Women's Day we air an interview with one of the foremost academics in Illinois to address issues facing working women. Dr. Helena Worthen is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Labor Education Program at the University of Illinois’ School of Labor & Employment Relations. Dr. Worthen puts together workshops and conferences every year focusing on the concerns of women workers, including the annual Re...
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[audio]Labor Express For 1-11-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 1-11-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Part 1 of a 2 part look at the labor news of 2009 and Labor Express Radio's coverage of it. In this part we cover... The impact of the Republic Windows and Doors Workers December 2008 factory occupation on the labor movement. UE's efforts to win workers justice at Quad City Die Casting and to organize warehouse workers in Chicago's Southwest suburbs...
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[audio]Labor Express For 11-22-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 11-22-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio we will hear from NALACC Executive Director Oscar Chacon about the state of the struggle for the rights of immigrants in the United States in light of recent political developments. Will also hear a critique of the new film Waiting for Superman from education reform activist Bob Peterson of Rethinking Schools...
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[audio]Labor Express For 3-7-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 3-7-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Today is day 21 of the uprising in Wisconsin, and all the signs indicate the protests there will not be ending anytime soon. The decision by the Wisconsin courts to override Gov. Scott Walker’s efforts to eject protestors from the capitol, has ensured public access to the building during the day, but unfortunately the overnights inside the capitol building are no more...
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[audio]Labor Express For 6-28-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 6-28-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Last week was an important week for the labor movement locally, nationally and internationally. There were a number of major events held and announcements made at all three levels, and we going to try our best to report on these events and developments on today’s program. First off, on the local scene, the Chicago Federation of Labor held a press conference at City Hall Thursday to announce a historic agreement with Walmart o...
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[audio]Labor Express For 6-21-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 6-21-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s program we’ll hear from three members of the Chicago Teachers Union new leadership team. CORE, the Caucus of Rank and File Educators, a reform caucus within the teachers union, won the election for union leadership over the incumbent United Progressive Caucus receiving nearly 60% of the vote. This is a historic victory for a leading group progressives and reformers in the union who have promised to engage the uni...
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[audio]Labor Express For 11-29-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 11-29-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s Labor Express Radio program will take a look at some of the issues raised by the recent mid-term elections. We’ll hear about the growing influence of money in elections following the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case. And we’ll hear a critique of Obama’s first two years in office from Bruce Dixon of Black Agenda Report...
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[audio]Labor Express For 6-14-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 6-14-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s program we’ll hear about a tremendous victory for the forces of reform in the Chicago Teachers Union. CORE, the Caucus of Rank and File Educators, a reform caucus within the teachers union that emerged less than two years ago has won the election for union leadership over the incumbent United Progressive Caucus receiving nearly 60% of the vote...
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[audio]Labor Express For 6-7-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 6-7-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s program we’ll hear more from this years Labor Notes conference. Well hear from Lucas Benitez of the Coalition of Immokalee workers about their recent victory with Aramark and their new campaign targeting some of the biggest grocery store chains. Will also hear from Karen Lewis, candidate for president of the Chicago Teachers Union on the CORE slate...
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[audio]Labor Express For 4-18-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 4-18-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. The 125th anniversary of the Haymarket incident is a couple weeks away, and there is a whole series of events planned here in Chicago to mark this important date in world labor history. We’ll hear about some of those plans on today’s program. We’ll also hear from Bangladeshi workers who work in Wal-Mart sweatshops in Bangladesh and the truly horrific working conditions and repression they face...
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Downloads: 84
[audio]Labor Express For 4-11-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 4-11-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. While the great labor uprising of 2011, may be receiving less mainstream news coverage as of late, the labor protests across the country are far from fading away. Last week some tens of thousands of people took part in one of the hundreds of pro-labor rallies, marches and other actions held from coast to coast. The events kicked of on Monday, April 4th, the 43rd anniversary of MLK assassination in Memphis in 1968...
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[audio]Labor Express For 4-26-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 4-26-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. This episode features an interview with Mark Brenner of Labor Notes summing up some of the highlights of the 2010 Labor Notes conference. Also includes interviews with Karmen Lee Ortloff of AFSCME Council 31 and the Illinois Labor History Society and Claudia Lucero of CONFEMEX (Confederacion de Federaciones Mexicanas) about plans for May Day 2010 in Chicago...
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[audio]Labor Express For 3-21-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 3-21-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. The Great Labor Uprising of 2011 continues, even if it is not capturing the headlines in the same way it was a couple weeks ago. Not surprisingly events in Libya and Japan, have grabbed more attention over the past week. But the movement continues to march on and has spread to different parts of the country. On Friday a rally of some 5,000 was held in Lansing Michigan to protest the amazingly anti-democratic measures being push...
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[audio]Labor Express For 1-4-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 1-4-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Part 2 of our interview with C.J. Hawking & Steven Ashby about their new book Staley: The Fight for a New American Labor Movement: C.J. Hawking is a United Methodist pastor and the executive director of Arise Chicago a faith based worker justice organization. Steven Ashby is an associate clinical professor in the Chicago Labor Education Program in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois...
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[audio]Labor Express For 2-28-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 2-28-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. What a great time to be alive. At least that is how I have felt the last couple weeks as we witness working people taking to the streets and demanding democracy across the globe. After 3 years of misery, with the worst economic crisis in the last half century, it appears too many that perhaps, just perhaps, we are on the precipice of serious social change...
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[audio]Labor Express For 7-19-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 7-19-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this weeks episode of Labor Express Radio we start a two part focus on the state of the U.S. economy. As the Obama administration is celebrating it’s victory in passing “so-called” financial regulatory reform, we find little improvement in the economic condition of the vast majority of Americans, especially the tens of millions who remain unemployed or underemployed...
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[audio]Labor Express For 12-13-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 12-13-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. One unique aspect of our coverage of worker’s issues over the past year here on Labor Express Radio has been the number of stories we have aired regarding environmental issues in working class communities. As we approach the end of 2010, and as world leaders discuss climate change policy in Cancun at COP 16, we will air today one more episode focused on this issue...
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[audio]Labor Express For 9-27-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 9-27-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. First of, we’ll get an update on the struggle of parents and their community allies at the Whittier School in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood to prevent the demolition of a field house on school grounds that serves as a community and student activity center. We will also hear about an FBI raid last Friday on the home of SEIU Member, labor and peace activist Joe Isobaker...
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[audio]Anna Maria Rico EX-Cell Striker - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This week, 22 workers at the Ex-Cell metal products plant in Franklin Park, IL. went out on Strike. Despite major contract concessions by the workers in recent years, the company is now demanding that the workers cover 20% of their health care coverage costs. This amounts to over $300 a month from most workers, and the average wage at the plant is $9 an hour. Most workers at the plant have worked there for many years, some more than 20 years...
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[audio]Labor Express For 10-11-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 10-11-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Here on Labor Express Radio we view labor news in a broad sense. Yes, we cover strikes, lockouts, organizing campaigns and contract fights – the stuff people typically think of as labor news. But the concerns of working people extend well beyond these workplace fights. Here at labor express we view issues of education, immigration, health care, human rights and peace and justice just as just as much labor news as struggles o...
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[audio]Labor Express For 7-26-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 7-26-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this weeks episode of Labor Express Radio we air part 2 of our 2 part look at the state of the current world wide economic crisis, its origins and prognosis for the near future. I hope everyone enjoyed last week’s program when we devoted the entire program to the wisdom of Economist Dr. Jack Rasmus, whose new book, Epic Recession, Prelude to Global Depression is an in-depth study of the causes of the current crisis and a p...
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[audio]Labor Express For 10-4-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 10-4-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Today's episode of Labor Express Radio focuses on a the One Nation Working Togther Rally held in Washington D.C. on October 2nd. Hundreds of thousands attended the rally organized by a coalition of labor, civil rights groups and progressive forces with the goal of rallying the troops before the November elections and pushing forward a progressive agenda on labor rights, education, job creation and a host of other issues...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
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[audio]Labor Express For 2-22-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 2-22-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s program we take a look at CORE, the Caucus of Rank and File Educators, a reform caucus within The Chicago Teachers Union. CORE has grown tremendously in the past couple years, from a handful of teacher union activists, fed up with the seeming unwillingness of the teacher’s union leadership to fight Renaissance 2010, the plan to privatize a large number of Chicago’s public schools, to potentially the largest cau...
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[audio]Labor Express For 12-6-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 12-6-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Last Friday, the new unemployment figures came out and they are not good. The unemployment rate rose from 9.6% to 9.8% nationally last month, once again setting records and making the current economic crisis one of the longest and deepest in our nation’s history. Along with the negative employment numbers, was the equal disturbing news a couple weeks ago that Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s moratorium on evictions would be e...
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[audio]Labor Express For 1-31-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 1-31-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. What an exciting few weeks for people who believe in democracy everywhere. First on January 14th comes the news that the people of Tunisia, through massive, peaceful, street protests have forced their dictator Ben Ali to flee the country. And than, starting last Tuesday, the people of Egypt toke to the streets - first in the hundreds of thousands, and than in the millions - to demand an end to 30 years of authoritarian rule by ...
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[audio]Labor Express For 5-30-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 5-30-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. As promised, on today’s program I will air audio from the Labor Notes Troublemakers School held here in Chicago on May 21st. We’ll hear from Jackson Potter of the Chicago Teachers Union about difficult challenges facing the union in the face of serious attacks by the city and state of Illinois on Chicago teachers collective bargaining rights...
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Downloads: 95
[audio]Labor Express For 1-17-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 1-17-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. This Monday’s episode of Labor Express Radio guest producer Dorian Breuer takes a look at the 1919 Seattle General Strike and it relevance to today's labor movement. The 1919 Seattle General Strike is an excellent historical example of the sort of direct action discussed on the 12-20-10 episode of Labor Express. Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs radio program...
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[audio]Labor Express For 5-3-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 5-3-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. This is the May Day 2010 episode of Labor Express. We bring you voices from participants in the two main May day events this year – the annual commemoration at Haymarket square that was held Saturday morning and the now annual Immigrant Rights march held Saturday afternoon. Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs radio program...
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[audio]Labor Express For 11-30-09 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 11-23-09 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Labor Express Radio took a brief break over the Thanksgiving Holiday, so today’s episode of Labor Express is an archive edition originally aired on Jan. 18th of 2009. The bulk of the program is an interview with labor and black liberation movement activist Bill Fletcher Jr. whose book Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path toward Social Justice is a brilliant critique of the current state of the lab...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 23
[audio]Labor Express For 2-15-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 2-15-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s program we take a look at the work of ROC – the Restaurant Opportunity Centers, a network of workers center’s that has developed over the past several years focused on workers in the restaurant industry – some of the lowest wage and most exploited workers in our economy. Will also hear what the union that represents transit workers has to say about the public transit cuts that made life miserable for thousand...
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